Union Minister Arun Jaitley has opposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea in the Delhi High Court seeking summoning of the minutes of meetings of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) held during 1999-2014. Kejriwal had moved the fresh plea in a pending defamation suit filed by the union minister against him and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. In the case, Jaitley has sought 10 crore rupees as damages from them for allegedly levelling defamatory allegations with regard to irregularities in DDCA during Jaitley’s tenure as its President.
Jaitley, in his reply, said that Kejriwal’s application deserved to be dismissed as he has been trying to delay the proceedings in the lawsuit by filing frivolous pleas, including the current one.
He has said the fresh plea was not only a dilatory tactic but clearly a roving and fishing expedition.
Besides Kejriwal, the five other accused in the suit are AAP leaders Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai. The AAP leaders had accused the BJP leader of corruption as the DDCA President.
Jaitley had denied all the allegations by the AAP leaders in December 2015 and had filed a civil defamation suit.